I listed some reasons why I love September, but I forgot to mention a big one: it begins the season for fall parties. #LetsHangOutOutsideWithoutSweatingToDeath
Just this past weekend, we had our church friends over for a bonfire, and we made s'mores with candy bars, drank cider (of course), backed up every time Devin added another huge log to the already SUPER HOT fire, and kept the little ones away from the aforementioned blaze. (P.S. Seeing our group grow to include babies & kids has made things even more fun. Aiden, 2 toddlers, and 1 kindergartener got to have like 10 adults play with them, make them s'mores, and shout "wait no don't eat that it fell on the fl--oh well"....[or was that just me?])
If I had been on my hosting A-game last weekend, I would have made sure we had more of these options on our table, but thankfully our gracious friends brought things and seemed to have fun anyway ;)
Fall Party Menu Ideas:
1. Taco Bar: This is an easy, self-serve meal and doesn't have to be kept warm if it's served outside on a patio or in your yard.
2. Pizza: Easy to make and even easier to order ;)
3. S'mores with candy bars (like the medium-sized Reese's cups) instead of plain chocolate: your welcome.
4. Home-made popcorn: this was one of my favorite snacks when I was pregnant, and it's easy and healthy to make a TON of it on the stove.
5. Apples & Peanut Butter/Caramel: this snack doesn't require any baking, so it's easy to set out!
6. Pumpkin muffins: save yourself clean-up time and use cupcake paper cups when you bake them. Another bonus: they bake faster than pumpkin bread!
7. Bean-cheese-salsa dip: another snack options that doesn't have to be kept warm or cold. Stir up 1 thing of cream cheese, 1 can of refried beans, and a small jar of salsa all together in a bowl....and start praying for your cholesterol while enjoying the best dip ever.
8. Cider: or apple cider sangria, if you're feeling fahhncy.
What are your favorite foods for a party, fall-related or otherwise? What would you add to this list?